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post #1 of 7 Old 11-08-2014, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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What type of rock is this

Dug this up at work with a trackhoe the other day and at first thought it was just hard yellow clay or shell rock but I've never seen this melted metal looking stuff that's all over it. This stuff was hard as heck too I thought I was digging up an iron pipe. Any ideas? There was some iron ore and rock about 100 feet away. I'm in ga if it helps.

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post #2 of 7 Old 11-08-2014, 10:23 PM
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Gotta wonder if you found some slag from a smelting operation.
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Maybe it is iron ore.
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Don't think it is slag as the area had full grown trees around and about 50' from a road. Maybe it is just ore? Just never seen it before and have been in construction my whole life.
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We have a lot of gneiss in the Atlanta area and when it and similar rock is exposed to the elements it decomposes to some funny looking stuff. Save a chunk and take it to the mineral museum up in Cartersville, they may be able to identify it.
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Cool thanks!
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Wouldn't it be cool if it was a hunk of meteorite? Your mentioning the melted metal appearance made me think of that.

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